NRIs to adopt 2400 villages in AP
Published on May 15, 2015 12:29:29 PM
Several Indian-Americans have joined hands to adopt more than 2,400 villages in Andhra Pradesh as part of 'Smart Village-Smart Ward' programme. The programme aims at comprehensive development of remote areas.
Nara Lokesh, Telugu Desam Party leader and son of AP chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, approached several Indo-Americans in Los Angeles, San Jose, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Washington, Portland and Dallas, for investment purpose.
Impressed by the idea of ‘Smart Village-Smart Ward,’ the Indo-US citizens have decided to adopt 2,417 villages in AP.
Lokesh while addressing NRI Telugu community stated, "The day is not far when AP will become a formidable force that will set new precedents in the nation."
Lokesh also met Texas Governor Gregg Abott and Indian- American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. They discussed over potential areas in trade and investments that would mutually benefit AP and Louisiana. "I explained the immense potential our State presented as an investment destination and requested his support in making AP a manufacturing hub," Lokesh said.
Lokesh also met a host of business leaders including Vinod Khosla, founder of Sun Microsystems, Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe and Paul Humphries, group President of Flextronics.
A Smart Village concept encompasses sustainable and inclusive development of all the sections in a community to enjoy a standard living.